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Brian Telestai
Birth name Brian Dennis Thomas
Born October 2, 1984 (1984-10-02) (age 25)
Thornton, Colorado, U.S.
Genres Post Hardcore, hard rock, heavy metal
Occupations Musician, Model, Voice Over Artist
Instruments Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboard
Years active 2005 – present
Labels Epitaph Records, Epitaph Records Europe, Epitaph Records Australia, Sony Music Entertainment Japan
Associated acts I Am Ghost, Telestai

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Biography

Brian Telestai (born Brian Thomas on October 2, 1984) is an American musician. He grew up in Thornton, Colorado. After high school, Brian moved to Orange County, CA where he attended Hope International University.

Musical Biography

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I Am Ghost

History

In winter of 2005, Brian joined post-hardcore band I Am Ghost to play bass/keyboard/vocals. The band signed to Epitaph Records in 2006 after receiving a huge buzz from utilizing the social networking site, Myspace.com. I Am Ghost has also had several media mentions in magazines, including a Metal Hammer Interview. They also have been interviewed for several websites, and had their albums reviewed in several UK music magazines such as Q Magazine, Metal Hammer's Dead Hot 50 Band's of 2006 List, Ap Magazine's 100 Bands You Need to Know, and Kerrang! Magazine.

Tour History

I Am Ghost toured on the Take Action Tour in 2006, the Kerrang Tour 2007 with Biffy Clyro, TheAUDITION and The Bronx, the Epitaph Tour 2007 with Escape the Fate, The Matches, and The Higher, a US tour with The Classic Crime and A Static Lullaby in 2007, played on The Vans Warped Tour 2006 and The Vans Warped Tour 2007, The West Coast Revival Tour in 2007 with Aiden and From Autumn To Ashes, and performed at Extreme Thing 2007 in Las Vegas, NV. I Am Ghost also performed on several headlining stints across the west coast and midwestern US as well throughout 2006-2007.

Telestai

Brian is currently the co-frontman for Telestai, along with his wife, Kerith Telestai. He played guitar, bass, programming, and vocals on Telestai's debut release, Start The Revolution, which was released on January 7, 2008.

Discography

I Am Ghost Studio Albums/Singles Releases

Telestai Studio Releases

  • Start The Revolution EP - January 7, 2008

Brian In The Press

Magazine/TV Appearances

Aside from being covered in I Am Ghost, Brian has been spotlighted in several magazine articles in AP Magazine, and was also featured on Warped Wednesday's on Fuse TV in 2007. He won $1,000 at the Fuse TV after party in Dallas, Texas for riding a mechanical bull for 52 seconds. Brian has also appeared several times on the International Music Feed (IMF), an on-demand cable show that interviews music artists. When Brian and Kerith left I Am Ghost, their departure was covered in AP Magazine, Kerrang! Magazine, and Metal Hammer Magazine.

Museum Exhibits

Brian appeared in a display at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame during the museum's exhibition featuring the Van's Warped Tour as the world's longest touring musical festival.

Model Publications

Brian was a model for Hot Topic from 2006-2008 and was featured in online ad campaigns, homepage ads, and online catalogues as well as several international in-store and store-front promotional posters that were displayed at all Hot Topic retail locations.

Relationship With Kerith Telestai

Brian is married to Kerith Telestai, past violinist/vocalist of I Am Ghost. They were married sometime after I Am Ghost's stint on the 2006 Van's Warped Tour in Costa Mesa, CA. He proposed to Kerith on stage at the House of Blues in Anaheim, CA on February 4, 2006 when I Am Ghost opened up for Tiger Army. Footage of the proposal can be seen on Youtube. Their proposal and wedding pictures were covered in Punk Rock Confidential Magazine. They sang their wedding vows as a song. Brian and Kerith both changed their last names to Telestai after getting married.

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